With a record volume of over 3.35 billion packages in 2017, additional growth up to 5.5% for 2018*, a sharp increase in customer requirements, and the great demands of Industry 4.0—package logistics faces big challenges. This is particularly true for the in-house sorting processes within logistics centers.
VITRONIC has expanded its product range to include the end-to-end solution, VIPAC SMALLS SORT. For CEP customers, this means a single partner or, as the LogiMAT motto goes, “First-Hand Package Logistics.” That is because VIPAC SMALLS SORT is an intelligent, modular sorting system that captures shipment data AND automatically sorts small shipments.
The system can be used as a stand-alone solution in small hubs and depots or be integrated in a large-hub sorting process. Each shipment passes through the infeed, encoding, outfeed, and sorting sections and is automatically discharged from the system at the desired point. Special software controls all processes and visualizes the data in real time. VIPAC SMALLS SORT is configured to meet the exact requirements of the customer and is even suitable for very small and odd-shaped packages (for example, cross border, e-commerce shipments).
In the encoding section, VITRONIC Auto-ID systems identify all shipment data. In addition to high-resolution images, the length, width, height, and weight of the shipments are captured. The systems read and process barcodes, 2D codes, and plain text (OCR) to create a "digital fingerprint" of each shipment. All data is automatically saved in the archiving system and provides valuable information that can accelerate processes in distribution centers and reduce costs in the age of Industry 4.0.
VITRONIC at LogiMAT, February 19-21, 2019
Hall 3, booth 3D10
VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for industrial image processing, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.
The owner-managed group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering.
VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.
In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.
Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients.
Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EUR and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with approximately 1,300 employees.
Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as a worldwide network of sales and service partners, provide local support to international customers.